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A new trailer for Robot and Frank has been released. The film, set in the "near future," stars Frank Langella as Frank, an ageing jewel thief who plans one last heist with a robot. Frank, who struggles with new technology, receives the robot from his children (James Marsden and Liv Tyler) to look out for him and help him with various chores like gardening. Soon, the duo plot to steal jewels from a young man (more) »
- By Kristina Bustos
Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler and James Marsden take a turn for the futuristic in director Jake Schreier's "Robot & Frank." The film, which recently claimed the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, follows aging ex-jewel thief Frank (the Oscar-nominated Langella) as he struggles to adjust to new technology. This rejection of modernization holds particularly true when Frank's children deliver a robot programmed to look after him -- that is, until Frank teams up with the robot to pick up his thieving ways once »
- C. Molly Smith
Frank Langella is one of those actors who's been on the scene for decades, about four of them, but who only really came into household-name, internationally-recognized-level prominence recently. With 2008's Frost/Nixon, where he played the disgraced former American President, he earned his first Oscar nom and has continued to wow with his unforgettable performances. Today a trailer for off-beat futuristic buddy flick Robot and Frank dropped where Langella plays an aging jewel thief declared unfit for solo living by his kids (Liv Tyler, James Marsden) so they give him a robot butler to help with house work and loneliness, which is apparently a thing available to seniors in the near-future. Soon Frank figures out order-following Robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) would make a great accomplice and enlists him to steal from the rich, bougie kids that he meets while courting local librarian Jennifer (Susan Sarandon).
Directed by newcomer Jake Schreier, »
- Andrea Miller
Robot and Frank Trailer. Jake Schreier‘s Robot and Frank (2012) movie trailer stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, James Marsden, and Peter Sarsgaard. Robot and Frank‘s plot synopsis: “Set in the near future, Frank (Frank Langella), a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Here's an intriguing little science-fiction dramedy that made a splash at Sundance earlier this year and is now headed for a theatrical release later this summer. First-time director Jake Schreier takes us into the not-to-distant future where robot companions can be used to look after the elderly. In this case, an ex-jewel thief named Frank (Frank Langella) is reluctantly given one of these robots by his children (James Marsden and Liv Tyler), and although at first he resists, eventually he grows to appreciate his new mechanical friend. The movie feels a bit like a cross between A.I. and Grumpy Old Men (if such a thing is possible) but from the trailer we learn that there is also a heist element to it as well. The robot itself is voiced by Peter Sarsgaard, which seems like an inspired choice, and design-wise he feels reminiscent of Marvin from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy »
Hot on the heels of the first official poster, Robot And Frank has offered us up its first, charming trailer. Frank Langella stars as a retired thief who is given a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) by his family to help him in his day-to-day tasks. From an earlier clip, it seems that – at first – they don’t get on but Frank (also the character name) comes up with an idea that means he’ll probably take advantage of the robot… back into his criminal ways?
Robot And Frank is the first feature for director Jake Schreier and also stars Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon and James Marsden. We’re currently waiting for a confirmed UK release date. Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts:
- Dan Bullock
Watch the trailer from the movie Robot and Frank, and check out the poster. Starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon. Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. The film which marks the feature directorial debut of Jake Schreier, was a festival favorite at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it world premiered and was co-winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. »
Sundance Film Festival entries are historically known for being more idiosyncratic than mainstream fare. All the same, the 2012 breakout flick Robot and Frank is pretty unconventional, even by indie cinema standards.
Oscar-nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) stars in Robot and Frank as… well, Frank, a retiree living in a “near future,” which is not so different from the year 2012 – albeit, it has robots and vehicles that look like a cross between a Smart Car and a Moped (among other pieces of sci-fi technology). Frank’s grown son and daughter (James Mardsen and Liv Tyler) decide to not move him to a retirement home; instead, they purchase their old man a robotic caretaker (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard).
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- Sandy Schaefer
Samuel Goldwyn Films has unveiled the trailer for "Robot and Frank," a sci-fi movie starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto and Jeremy Strong. Check it out below. Plot: Set in the near future, Frank (Langella), a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids (Marsden, Tyler) who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot (voiced by Sarsgaard) programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. The new movie is directed by commercial helmer Jake Schreier, who is making his feature film debut. It is set to hit theaters on August 24th, in limited release. »
There's nothing like a robot to help make you feel alive again.
"Robot and Frank" stars Frank Langella as a retired jewel thief who seems to be heading toward spending the rest of his golden years in poor health and isolation. His son (James Marsden) and daughter (Liv Tyler) intervene by introducing him to his new roommate: a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) programmed to help him around the house — and put a spring back in his stride.
Frank is wary of his new companion at first but is soon striking up a relationship with the local librarian (Susan Sarandon) — and recruiting his new best friend's assistance as he plans One Last Heist.
"Robot and Frank" made for one of the most pleasant surprises at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a gentle existential comedy that reportedly showcases one of the best Frank Langella performances of all time. While the "near-future »
- Bryan Enk
Technology is meant to make our lives easier – from the brain-crushing minutiae of everyday work to world-changing scientific advancements, the possibilities of technology are endless. And, in Jake Schreier‘s Robot and Frank, those possibilities even include criminal activities. In the director’s first feature, Schreier imagines (thanks to Christopher D. Ford‘s original screenplay) a world where technology has advanced to the point that most homes now have their very own helper robot. The new robot tech is gradually taking over supposedly mindless jobs – inside and outside the home – including serving as nifty companions to the elderly. Salty old Frank (Frank Langella) isn’t too sold on the idea of robots (to put it mildly), so he’s quite put out when his kids (James Marsden and Liv Tyler) provide him with his own robo-helper. While Frank initially balks at the new addition to his home, the pair eventually form a bit of a friendship – which »
- Kate Erbland
Frank Langella stars as an aging cat burglar who befriends an outdated robot in the near future, in the upcoming dramatic thriller Robot and Frank. Today, we get the first trailer and poster for this unique take on growing old. Watch as one old man learns that friendship doesn't have an off switch.
Robot And Frank - Trailer
Robot and Frank comes to theaters August 24th, 2012 and stars Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong, Dario Barosso, Bonnie Bentley. The film is directed by Jake Schreier. »
A few days ago the first poster for director Jake Schreier’s independent sci-fi buddy comedy “Robot and Frank” appeared. Today they’re back with the first trailer for the film. Frank (Frank Langella) is a retired cat burglar. In his twilight years his aim has shifted from boosting jewels to winning the heart of local librarian Jennifer (Susan Sarandon). At times sounds like an age versus youth kind of story, with Frank and Jennifer versus the younger crowd trying to replace them. But “Robot and Frank” is also the story of an unlikely friendship between two “people” on opposite ends of the spectrum, between Frank and a robot voiced by Peter Sarsgaard. Set in the near future, Frank (Frank Langella) a retired jewel thief gets a new lease on life when he is introduced to a surprising new companion. With the help of his new friend, he attempts to »
- Brent McKnight
What happens in the near future when an elderly man is given a robot to help him around the house? He plans a heist of course. That's the high concept premise of "Robot & Frank" a sci-fi/romance/heist flick that warmed the hearts of many when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
Starring Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon, the film follows Frank (Langella), a retired cat burglar, who has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. Frank decides to use his new robot pal to help plot a heist all while striking up a romance with a librarian (Sarandon).
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- Kevin Jagernauth
A trailer has been released for the wonderfully cute and touching sci-fi indie film called Robot and Frank. The movie was directed by Jake Schreier, and has an amazing cast of actors that includes Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto and Jeremy Strong.
The story takes place in the near future, and follows a character named Frank who is old, lives alone, and can't remember a lot of things. His son gets tired of coming up all of the time to check on his dad and taking care of him. So instead of putting him in an old folks home, he buys him a robot to take care of him. Frank doesn't like the idea of being taken care of by a robot at first, but it eventually grows on him, and the two form a bond. Frank teams up with the robot to »
In Robot and Frank, James Marsden considers putting father Frank Langella into a retirement home but comes up with a much niftier, more futuristic solution: He'll give his father a robot attendant that will keep him out of trouble. Most of us would know not to look a gift robot in the mouth (an orifice this bot doesn't even possess), but Langella is at first wary of the mechanical man, who's built like a Lego figurine and voiced by a gentle, fey Peter Sarsgaard. But then Langella decides that the best way to spice up his advanced age is to engineer a jewel heist, and soon enough, he's conscripted Robot to lend a shiny, white hand. Smart thinking, since necklace-stealing laws don't really apply to robots! (Didn't Linda Hamilton warn us about this?) »
- Kyle Buchanan
New technology and advancing age go together like oil and water. At some point it all just becomes to much to take in, and no matter how user friendly the new tech may be it still may find itself beyond the reach of the elderly. For Frank Langella's character in the upcoming Robot and Frank, however, it isn't that much of a problem. In fact, he's even able to get his mechanical friend to help him pull off a multi-million dollar heist. A hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival and scheduled to arrive in limited theaters later this summer, Robot and Frank is a new sci-fi comedy from first time feature director Jake Schreier and now the first trailer for the movie has arrived online courtesy of Yahoo! Check it out below! The story, based on an original screenplay by Christopher D. Ford, is about a man named »
The first trailer for the indie comedy Robot and Frank has been released. The buddy comedy stars Frank Langella as a retired jewel thief who seeks to resume his criminal ways with the help of a companion robot, voiced by Peter Sarsgaard. Steve and Matt caught the film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and both of them thought it was great (you can read Matt’s review here). The trailer definitely seems sweet and warm-hearted, but I wonder if they’ve revealed too much of the plot. I sincerely hope that’s not the case, as the premise sounds neat and I’m eager to experience the film for myself. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. You can read Steve’s interviews with director Jake Schreier and screenwriter Christopher D. Ford, as well as Langella himself. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, and Liv Tyler. »
- Adam Chitwood
Some recent release date shifts - "The Babymakers" will now open August 3rd, "Alex Cross" opens a week earlier on October 19th, "The Big Wedding" will open October 26th, "21 and Over" will now open March 15th 2013, "Dead Man Down" will hit April 5th 2013, and "Scary Movie 5" is targeting April 19th 2013…." (full details)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the 15-film strong "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection" on Blu-ray on September 25th. The box-set includes such Hitchcock greats as "Shadow of a Doubt," "Rope," "Rear Window," "The Trouble with Harry," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest," "Psycho, »
- Garth Franklin
Back at Sundance in January, they screened a rather unique film called Robot And Frank starring Frank Langella. We gave you a sneaky clip back then but today we have a new poster that follows ex-jewel thief Frank who receives a robot gift from his daughter. This technological friend has been programmed to look after him but somehow, Frank convinces his new companion to try their luck as a heist team.
- Dan Bullock
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